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How to Make a Volcano Experiment!

Volcanic eruptions are one of the most powerful natural forces on our planet.

In Geography the children were set a project to make their own miniature erupting volcano to help start learning about these incredible geological features.

Using everyday kitchen items, the students were able to use paper-mâché and cardboard to create the model volcano.

A chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda creates a gas called carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is the same type of gas used to make the carbonation in sodas.

If you shake up a soda the gas gets very excited and tries to spread out.

There is not enough room in the bottle for the gas to spread out, so it leaves through the opening very quickly, causing an eruption!

A full explanation was provided to the students and they were able to perform this volcano experiment and enjoyed the learning experience with family at home.


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